Didier Ya Konan was born on 22 May, 1984 in Côte d’Ivoire. He is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a forward for the Côte d’Ivoire national team. Didier started his professional career at ASEC Mimosas in 2003. A club that previously had produced players as Kolo Touré and Didier Zokora. Ya Konan was joint top scorer in the African Champions League competition that season, with ASEC eventually failing in the semi finals, to Egyptian club Al Ahly.
In January 2007, Didier was nominated for the Ivorian footballer of the Year award for 2006, which was eventually won by Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. He was one of two homeland based players at the time to be nominated, the other being former ASEC team mate Bakary Soro.
On 11 August 2009, Konan Ya moved to Bundesliga side Hannover 96, initially signing a three-year contract. Following the 2013-14 season he left Germany and completed a move to Al-Ittihad of the Saudi Professional League. On 27 January 2015 he returned to Hannover 96, where he signed a one-year contract. On 25 June 2015 Konan signed a two-year deal with Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Didier was called up to the Cote d’Ivoire national football team for the 2008 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Gabon on 5 October 2006. In March 2007, he was one of four players to receive a late call-up for the Ivorian’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar in Antananarivo, due to injuries to other members of the squad.